Monday, August 23, 2010

Make Way for the Bump

It's official. The "bump" is beginning to get in the way. My size 24-inch waist is now 33. At first, I noticed it getting in the way with little things like accidentally brushing the door on my belly.

But now... 
I can no longer beat Indy to his toy at my feet.
I can no longer reach certain things in the kitchen.
I can no longer put on my shoes with such ease.
I can no longer jump out of bed to pee.
I can no longer shave without having to guess where I'm shaving.

BUT! I am trying to take advantage of all the things I can still do. At least for now...
I can still see my feet.
I can still touch my toes.
I can still fit into non-maternity clothes.
I can still... well I'll think of something later.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that I'm really starting to feel the affects of pregnancy. It's like today, for instance, I was just sooooo tired and honestly... just sort of uncomfortable. No pain, just kinda heavyI'm not really sure how else to explain it, but for the first time I'm really starting to feel all the extra weight I'm carrying.  I just didn't feel like getting up today because it felt like such a chore. I did however, manage to get my butt up and on the elliptical at the gym this afternoon. Snaps for me.


And don't even get me started on the dreaded three: sneezing, laughing, and coughing. I may or may not have totally peed my pants when I sneezed today. It's true. And it wouldn't be the first time it's happened, but my initial reaction always is, WTH? Did that just happen? B had the fortunate opportunity of witnessing the whole thing. We were sitting on the couch... the sneeze snuck up... and B-A-M! The damage was done. I looked at him and said, I just peed! And his response was GET UP!! Followed by me falling to the floor in hysterical l.a.u.g.h.t.e.r. Why not?! It's gonna happen and I know it's only going to get worse.

[I may or may not regret sharing that personal piece of info later on...]

In other news... I'm so excited because my Sticky Bellies came in today! What's this, you might ask? Only the cutest thing to document/capture your baby's monthly growth/milestones:
[Source: Sticky Belly]
They're twelve individual stickers that you stick on to a onesie/shirt each month. So cute!
*Check out their website here*
I can't wait til my little love is here to wear them.

***For the record, I'm totally not complaining about being pregnant. I love it and wouldn't trade those rolls and flips my sweet baby girl loves to do at 2AM for anything in the world right now.


  1. Aw! I love this post, I am sorry you are uncomfortable. This is one of those posts that you'll look back on and smile :) Hugs! xo

  2. Aww, I love how you are so real and confident with the potty accident, good for you Katie!! :-D And I love the baby stickers, adorable!! Have you seen those large baby blocks that have numbers on them? It's along the same lines, for capturing the milestones. Fun stuff!!

  3. those baby stickers are so cute! What a consistent way to take pictures of your little one!
    I love your pro/cons list :)

  4. Hehe!! Love it!! I've seen other girls post about those Sticky Bellies - what a great idea! I can't wait to see your little girl with her stickers on!! :)

  5. I love that you shared that story! You won't regret it. That is funny stuff. And it makes others who did the same thing feel not-so-bad about themselves. Every pregnant woman experiences some kind of bathroom mishap. The Sticky Bellies look awesome! I wish I would have done a picture with Story each month :( I didn't. Boohoo.

  6. Dear Katie, thanks for putting me on your e-mail list. As you second cousin (or older "great cousin???)I am pleased to share all of your excitement. Be well and safe and have a wonderful delivery with a healthy baby girl. Beware of " calamity Janes (joes)" of the Medical types who scream:Cesarean! I had four with NO cesareans, and the first was 9 pounds, twelve ounces, and I am five feet two in height.
    Be well and safe and good wishes to you, Blake, and baby to be. Love, cousin Al


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